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[INFO] 101022 BILLBOARD SPOTLIGHTS JYJ


If you haven’t heard about this impressive music buzz by now, Korean group, JYJ has splashed their way right onto Billboard’s Release of the Week. The lengthy feature touches on the trio’s experience of working with Kanye West and Rodney Jerkins for their international debut album, The Beginning, to the desire of reaching towards a larger audience. Also included in the piece, is three songs and a promo video.

View the article in its entirety after the jump.

As former members of the South Korean boy band TVXQ, the trio of Kim JaeJoong, Park YuChun and Kim JunSu are no strangers to pop stardom. Formed in 2003, TVXQ became hitmakers at home and in K-pop-crazy Japan (where it was known as Tohoshinki) and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Following a contractual dispute with its former management company, the threesome formed a new group earlier this year that it christened JYJ after the first initials of their first names. The band’s debut album, aptly titled “The Beginning,” is out now.

JYJ, “The Beginning” by billboard

JYJ is thinking big with its debut album, “The Beginning,” which features collaborations with Kanye West and songwriter/producer Rodney Jerkins. Show Shop Entertainment released the album Oct. 14 through Warner Music Korea. In the United States, Warner Music is releasing the album digitally through iTunes and Amazon with a CD release planned for late 2010 or early 2011.

ON THE PAGE

“The Beginning” comprises seven tracks and three remixes. Each of the members of JYJ has songwriting credits on the album. Show Shop Entertainment and C-JeS Entertainemnt handles JYJ’s publishing, with administration by Warner/Chappell Music Korea.

IN THE STUDIO

JYJ had a wish list of producers and artists it wanted to work with, according to Park: West, Jerkins, Neo and Timbaland. With the help of its manager, Baek Chang Ju, CEO of C-JeS Entertainment, and Show Shop Entertainment CEO Hwang Jong Wook, the group was able to connect with West and Jerkins, who agreed to work with JYJ on “The Beginning.”

The sessions for the first single, “Ayyy Girl,” produced by West, were held at Westlake Recording Studios in Hollywood, while “Empty” and “Be My Girl,” produced by Jerkins, were recorded at his 2nd Floor Studios, also in Hollywood. The rest of the tracks were recorded in South Korea.

West wowed JYJ with some a cappella freestyle rapping before the trio began recording its vocals. “We could see why he’s so hugely popular,” Park says. “It was really a great honor to work with him.”

Jerkins also made a big impression on the Korean trio. “When we were making songs together, he treated us like equals,” Park says. “We appreciated that so much. Because he worked so hard on the record, he inspired us to work hard.”

Jerkins says he was impressed by JYJ’s professionalism and “their poise, the way they took their work seriously. I told their team that I’d work with them again.”

IN THE STORES

“The Beginning” arrived Oct. 14 in South Korea, followed by the release of a “luxury edition” with extra content on Oct. 18. The expanded version is limited to a run of fewer than 100,000 units, but Warner Music Korea says it received more than 300,000 pre-sale orders for the set. “The overwhelming response to the [limited-edition] CD is a very encouraging start for JYJ and we hope that this album release will also be met with equal enthusiasm,” Warner Music Korea managing director P.R. Wang said in a statement.

Warner Asia’s Wong adds: “Warner U.S. will release the product digitally through iTunes first this month. It will also be made available through Amazon digitally. There will also be finished product under the Amazon import section. We are in discussion with Warner U.S. to release a U.S. version in the next few months that will include new tracks and mixes exclusive to the market in both physical and digital formats.”

ON THE ROAD

JYJ is playing shows in Bangkok, Thailand; Singapore; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Hong Kong, China; and Taipei, Taiwan; in October. The group “also will be touring four major cities in the U.S. in November to support the release in a series of meet-the-fan sessions, plus a few media appearances,” Wong says. “Once the U.S. release [plans for the physical album] has been decided, we hope to reach a much bigger market for JYJ, as the market for Asian acts who sing in English is growing rapidly.”

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[NEWS] 101021 BILLBOARD FEATURES JYJ “THE BEGINNING” RELEASE OF THE WEEK


As former members of the South Korean boy band TVXQ, the trio of Kim JaeJoong, Park YuChun and Kim JunSu are no strangers to pop stardom. Formed in 2003, TVXQ became hitmakers at home and in K-pop-crazy Japan (where it was known as Tohoshinki) and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Following a contractual dispute with its former management company, the threesome formed a new group earlier this year that it christened JYJ after the first initials of their first names. The band’s debut album, aptly titled “The Beginning,” is out now.

JYJ is thinking big with its debut album, “The Beginning,” which features collaborations with Kanye West and songwriter/producer Rodney Jerkins. Show Shop Entertainment released the album Oct. 14 through Warner Music Korea. In the United States, Warner Music is releasing the album digitally through iTunes and Amazon with a CD release planned for late 2010 or early 2011.

ON THE PAGE

“The Beginning” comprises seven tracks and three remixes. Each of the members of JYJ has songwriting credits on the album. Show Shop Entertainment and C-JeS Entertainemnt handles JYJ’s publishing, with administration by Warner/Chappell Music Korea.

IN THE STUDIO

JYJ had a wish list of producers and artists it wanted to work with, according to Park: West, Jerkins, Neo and Timbaland. With the help of its manager, Baek Chang Ju, CEO of C-JeS Entertainment, and Show Shop Entertainment CEO Hwang Jong Wook, the group was able to connect with West and Jerkins, who agreed to work with JYJ on “The Beginning.”

The sessions for the first single, “Ayyy Girl,” produced by West, were held at Westlake Recording Studios in Hollywood, while “Empty” and “Be My Girl,” produced by Jerkins, were recorded at his 2nd Floor Studios, also in Hollywood. The rest of the tracks were recorded in South Korea.

West wowed JYJ with some a cappella freestyle rapping before the trio began recording its vocals. “We could see why he’s so hugely popular,” Park says. “It was really a great honor to work with him.”

Jerkins also made a big impression on the Korean trio. “When we were making songs together, he treated us like equals,” Park says. “We appreciated that so much. Because he worked so hard on the record, he inspired us to work hard.”

Jerkins says he was impressed by JYJ’s professionalism and “their poise, the way they took their work seriously. I told their team that I’d work with them again.”

IN THE STORES

“The Beginning” arrived Oct. 14 in South Korea, followed by the release of a “luxury edition” with extra content on Oct. 18. The expanded version is limited to a run of fewer than 100,000 units, but Warner Music Korea says it received more than 300,000 pre-sale orders for the set. “The overwhelming response to the [limited-edition] CD is a very encouraging start for JYJ and we hope that this album release will also be met with equal enthusiasm,” Warner Music Korea managing director P.R. Wang said in a statement.

Warner Asia’s Wong adds: “Warner U.S. will release the product digitally through iTunes first this month. It will also be made available through Amazon digitally. There will also be finished product under the Amazon import section. We are in discussion with Warner U.S. to release a U.S. version in the next few months that will include new tracks and mixes exclusive to the market in both physical and digital formats.”

ON THE ROAD

JYJ is playing shows in Bangkok, Thailand; Singapore; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Hong Kong, China; and Taipei, Taiwan; in October. The group “also will be touring four major cities in the U.S. in November to support the release in a series of meet-the-fan sessions, plus a few media appearances,” Wong says. “Once the U.S. release [plans for the physical album] has been decided, we hope to reach a much bigger market for JYJ, as the market for Asian acts who sing in English is growing rapidly.”


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[INFO] 101016 JYJ Album And DVD Certified Gold For September 2010



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[NEWS] JYJ Sells A Record-Breaking 520,000 Pre-Orders Of The Beginning


JYJ’s first album, The Beginning, has surpassed pre-orders of 520,000 cds.

JYJ’s distributor, Warner Music Korea, says that the production of more than “99,999 limited edition copies, 300,000 special edition copies and 220,000 regular edition copies” and supplying retailers were what caused the delay in the release.

JYJ was able to feel the explosion of interest from fans when they were preparing for the special pre-orders which has since sold out. They are still getting interest in the special pre-orders.

The general album debuted today and the special editions will be released on October 18th.

Warner Music went on to say that, “JYJ who has 520,000 copies just in pre-orders, will give the boost that the sluggish music market needs.”
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These boys just keep getting more and more amazing. They’ve sold out their Seoul showcase in 15 minutes, and it looks like they could possibly sell a million copies!

 

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[Trans] 101005 JYJ’s Album Pre-Orders Delayed.. But Album Will Be Released On The 12th As Planned


[TRANS] 101004 JYJ’s Album Pre-Orders Delayed.. With Fans Feeling Despondent

The pre-orders for the album of JYJ, created by Micky Yoochun, Xiah Junsu and YoungWoong Jaejoong, were delayed. Pre-orders for the album were set to begin at 3pm KST on the 4th on various music sites but a few hours before it was to happen, it was delayed due to circumstances faced by the agency. Each site uploaded a notice and stated, ‘We will inform you when the pre-order sales will be when the date is set.’



Pre-oder Dates Changed

Hello, this is Synnara. Pre-orders for JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu)’s album were scheduled to be at 3pm KST today. However, the agency has requested for the unfortunate delay of pre-orders for the album. We sincerely apologize for the confusion. When the date for pre-orders are set, we will notify you as soon as possible. Thank you. Regarding this, fans of JYJ showed their feelings of despondency as they said, “I lied to the school saying that I had a dentist appointment just so I could order the album but it’s delayed due to circumstances faced by the agency?”, “I’ve been waiting in front of the computer since 12 so that I could order the album…” JYJ’s first album ‘The Beginning’ is garnering attention from fans for the trio’s collaboration with famous American producers Kanye West and Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins. The 99,999 ‘Luxury Package’ limited edition CDs are fueling the fans’ interest in pre-ordering the album.

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[TRANS] 101005 JYJ’s First Album Regular-Limited Edition To Be Released On The 12th As Planned

JYJ, comprised of TVXQ’s YoungWoong Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun and Xiah Junsu, will be releasing their album as planned on the 12th. In a phone conversation with Money Today Starnews, JYJ’s spokesperson Prain stated, “JYJ will be releasing both the regular and limited edition versions of their first worldwide album ‘The Beginning’ on the 12th.” They added, “We were planning on receiving online pre-orders for the limited edition on the 4th, but certain situations arose that delayed this. But the fact that the limited edition will be released on the 12th has not changed.” Warner Music Korea added that, “JYJ’s first album will be released on the 12th as planned.”


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Possible Pre-orders On the 6th?

JYJ – The Beginning : Sales Planned For Morning Of October 6th (Time is Undecided)


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[Trans] 100928 ‘The Beginning’ Album Details + Content


Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu’s Worldwide International Album

1. JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu) English Album

■ Media: Korean Disc
■ Projected date of release: October 13, 2010 or after
■ Genre: POP
■ Composed of: 1 CD
■ Album Information:
– A total of 11 songs (7 sons, 4 remixes)
– Contains translucent back zipper T-shirt, album photobook, and 3 posters

2. JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu) English Album

■ Media: Korean Disc
■ Projected date of release: October 13, 2010 or after
■ Genre: POP
■ Composed of: 1 CD
■ Album Information:
– A total of 11 songs (7 sons, 4 remixes)
– Special packaging, 5 postcards, 1 poster


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[Info] JYJ – “The Beginning” Tracklist



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